Autism: Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together

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    CPE Course #20160035

    Upcoming Session Dates

    March 4 - April 1, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is February 21, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU #10 office on or before February 21, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after February 21, 2019.

    April 4 - May 1, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is March 28, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before March 28, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after March 28, 2019.

    May 4 - May 31, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is April 23, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before April 23, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after April 23, 2019.

    June 3 - June 26, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is May 21, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before May 21, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after May 21, 2019.

    June 29 - July 22, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is June 19, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before June 19, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after June 19, 2019.

    July 25 - August 17, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is July 16, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before July 16, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after July 16, 2019.

    Course Description

    This on-line three-credit graduate level course is designed for teachers from K-12. The participant will be provided with an in-depth exploration of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD.) Emphasis will be placed on the educational implications of research of information, techniques, and strategies to help students with this disorder increase their academic success in meeting the Pennsylvania Academic Core Standards and perform well on state and local assessments. Examples, case studies, guidelines, and practical tips from experienced teachers will be reviewed to explore the connections between knowledge and practice. This is an online Moodle class, and each session contains a series of lessons, videos, written responses, and other activities.

    This course, which lasts approximately 30 days, will be completed strictly online using the Moodle platform. The instructor for this course is Agolino Educational Services. Pending receipt of payment, participants will receive an email from Agolino Educational Services containing their log-on information the night before the course begins.

    Participants who successfully complete all requirements of this course will earn Three (3) PDE Graduate Level Credits, equal to 90 Act 48 Hours.

     

    Participants will be able to:
    • List the behavioral characteristics of Autism according to the DSM-5
    • Describe the diagnosis process
    • Describe the academic difficulties related to Autism in reading, writing, and math
    • Identify effective interventions and supports for children with Autism
    • Describe the social difficulties related to Autism
    • Identify ways to create an effective classroom
    • Identify ways to connect with families and outside resources
    • Describe effective behavioral techniques
    • Describe effective teaching strategies
    • Identify ways to build upon communication skills and competencies
    • Compare and contrast the RTI and IEP process
    • Identify key members of the IEP team
    • Identify and define the roles of related service providers 
    • Describe the role of the teacher
    • Identify effective interventions in and out of the classroom
    • Identify the importance of transition planning 

    Graduate Level Requirement

    Act 48 requires 42 hours of instruction plus 48 hours of out-of-class activity including a course project.  Participants out-of-class assignments include but are not limited to:
    • completing activities that incorporate the Pennsylvania Core Standards.
    • writing a plan of implementation that will include several of the strategies for students with Autism presented in this course. The paper will state how these strategies can be used in their own classrooms.  

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